Mikhail Chistiakov Ant Boy Robot Transporter
Ant Boy Robot Transporter is Bronze Design Award winner in 2021 - 2022 Robotics, Automaton and Automation Design Award Category.
Ant Boy Robot Transporter

The fully autonomous Ant Boy is an advanced solution for automated delivery of materials in production. Compatible with existing infrastructure, the robot is easily integrated into delivery workflows. With its appearance, the robot resembles a small animal, with a good-natured and friendly character. This was achieved with the help of smooth body surfaces, a light communication system and the location of cameras and lidars resembling a face. Thanks to this, the robot is socialized and ready to work in a team with people.

Ant Boy Robot Transporter
Mikhail Chistiakov Ant Boy
Mikhail Chistiakov Robot Transporter
Mikhail Chistiakov design
Mikhail Chistiakov design
Mikhail Chistiakov

Mikhail Chistyakov is a designer who has gone a long and difficult way from a craftsman to a designer. He started working as a modeler in the porcelain factory and thoroughly mastered the entire technology of ceramic production. This gave him the opportunity to make a technologically verified, accurate design. Later, Mikhail always got to the bottom of the material he was working with, he explored all its features and full processing methods. The designer successfully combines both a manual approach to design and the use of a computer. This combination allows him to make complex projects without losing the identity of the objects of manual labor. In his works, Mikhail constantly refers to the technology, functionality, expediency, and justification of all the details of the project. Doing much with small means is a key idea of his design philosophy.

Ant Robotics

Ant Robotics is a Vendor-Independent Platform to Team-Up Incompatible Robots for Industrial Material Handling.The main product is the SaaS platform to team-up incompatible industrial transport robots. It is the tool for vendor lock-in risk mitigation for factories and warehouses exploiting robots. It also adds flexibility to the production.